Monday, July 11, 2011

The Devil Colony by James Rollins

If you love the few books Dan Brown has written, take a look at the more talented and prolific Mr. Rollins. His Sigma Force novels mingle history, current events, science and folklore into fascinating stories with strong characters. While Devil Colony is part of this series, it's easy to read as a stand-alone!

Hundreds of mummies have been discovered in a cave in the American Southwest. As an archaeologist removes an interesting artifact, she bursts into flames and dies. Sigma Force enters the investigation and the story unfolds as various operatives try to connect the dots before a world wide geological crisis destroys life on earth. How is a supervolcano in Yellowstone connected to Thomas Jefferson? What does the Lewis & Clarke expedition have to do with nanotechnology? Are the mummies somehow connected to the old legend that the founding fathers intended to include a 14th colony? This is a lickety-split thriller by a true master of the genre.

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